Learning from international projects
Evan Tattersall, Melbourne Metro Rail Authority CEO:
To have someone of the calibre of Michael delivering massive subway infrastructure through the heart of New York, to have him come here and share his experience with us, it's just invaluable.
Dr Michael Horodniceanu, MTA Capital Construction President:
I'm building in the densest populated area of the United States.
I think that you are on the right path. The people that I've met are terrific, they're very energized. I think that they have recruited people that have done this type of work.
Paul Thomas, Metro Tunnel Senior Project Manager:
The Tunnel Boring Machines we will use for Melbourne Metro are no different to what's being used in other projects such as CrossRail in London and Sydney Metro.
These machines are used all over the world but each is designed specifically for the conditions expected.
Paul Dixon, Metro Tunnel Senior Project Manager:
The big challenge is building within a busy environment. It's something which I've worked on before in other major cities overseas: Hong Kong, Singapore.
So we were collecting a really good body of information now from some of the latest and greatest work that's happening on metro systems around the world.